THE ROMANCE ISSUE
I have always been the type of person who becomes attached to things very easily—you might even say that I fall in love very quickly, and when I fall, it’s hard. It’s not always with people, of course. Sometimes it’s a a new piece of jewelry that I’ll wear for months on end, a food obsession (I can eat spicy Cheetos anytime, anywhere) or a pop star who I just can’t stop listening to (Taylor Swift, you’re just so damn catchy).
We thought this winter would be the perfect time to do a romance issue, dedicated to all things worth loving. From a staff slideshow about first loves—do you remember what yours was? A stuffed animal, a city?—to our humorous take on surviving a breakup, we have it all. Beauty editor Nicole wrote an amazing story about getting over her insecurities and learning to spend time alone. It’s a relatable story I know you’ll enjoy.
Our cover girl is up-and-comer Katie Chang, who was hand-selected by Sofia Coppola as the star of her next movie, “Bling Ring.” We can’t wait to see how the 18-year-old follows this up. And speaking of things we love, we’ve combed through our go-to sites to find 40 of our favorite items (mostly all under $50!) for a holiday gift guide chock full of items for everyone. And hey, if you want to keep some of it for yourself, we won’t judge. This winter, it’s all about love.